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Bogbean Herb - Uses And Side Effects

Bogbean extract comes from the leaves of Menyanthes trifoliata, a plant native to European and North American swamps, marshes, and bogs. The fruit of M. trifoliata looks like a small bean; hence the name "bogbean." Europeans use bogbean small amounts as a natural food flavoring.

Common doses of Bogbean

Bogbean comes as dried leaf, liquid extract, and tincture. Some experts recommend the following doses:

  • As dried leaf, 1 to 2 grams in a tea taken orally three times a day.
  • As extract (1:1 in 25% alcohol), 1 to 2 milliliters taken orally three times a day at mealtimes with plenty of juice or water.

Why people use Bogbean herb

Side effects of Bogbean

Call your health care practitioner if you experience any of these possible side effects of bog bean:

Bogbean also can cause red blood cell destruction.

Interactions

Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Don't use bogbean when taking:

  • blood thinners, such as heparin and Coumadin
  • antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, Plavix, or Ticlid.

Important points to remember

  • Don't use bogbean if you're pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Call your health care practitioner promptly if you experience unusual bleeding or bruising, abdominal pain, vomiting, or dizziness when using bogbean. Discontinue the herb if these symptoms persist.
  • Be aware that ingesting bogbean may cause severe, prolonged nausea and vomiting.
  • Keep bogbean fluid extract away from children to avoid poisoning.

What the research shows

Although animal studies indicate a few therapeutic uses for bogbbean, results from human studies aren't available to justify its medicinal use. Also, questions about bogbean's safety remain unanswered.

Other names for Bogbean : -

Other names for bogbean include buckbean, marsh trefoil, and water shamrock.

No known products containing bodbean are available commercially.


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